Coming Home is part of the Trimming The Town Suite. It has coordinating dies called Home Together, as well as Designer Series Paper, ribbon and embellishments. It is also the Stampin’ Up!® Making a Difference Suite in the 2020 August – December (also know as the Holiday) Catalog. Stampin’ Up!® donates $3 to charities devoted to adoption, foster care and infertility for every stamp set sold so, not only is the suite cute, it also helps a good cause.
There are so many things I love about this suite. The first thing is the Volkswagen Bug stamp. My first car ever was a blue bug. I have told that story before so I won’t do it again. Just know bugs and Northern New York do not go together in the winter! The other thing I love about this bundle it includes two dies that are sloping. One has trees attached and the other is plain.
To make this card, I first stamped all the images on Whisper White cardstock using Memento Black Ink and colored them using my Stampin Blends. Then I cut them out using the coordinating dies. The house is actually three pieces all put together. Then I cut out the sloping hill with the trees and colored them too. I layered this on Night Of Navy cardstock that I had splattered with white ink.
The sentiment is from the stamp set called Best Year. This stamp has a second line to it but I didn’t want to use that on this card so I placed a piece of Washi Tape over it before inking the stamp up. This is called masking. Just make sure you pull off the piece of tape after inking it and before stamping it. Believe me. I have forgotten to do that many times!
Coming Home is a cute stamp set that is in the Stampin’ Up!® August – December 2020 Mini Catalog (previously known as the Holiday Catalog). It has a set of coordinating dies called Home Together and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle. It is also the “Making A Difference” stamp set of this catalog. This means that when you purchase this stamp set, Stampin’ Up!® will donate $3 to charities devoted to adoption, foster care and infertility. By the way, every catalog Stampin’ Up!® puts out has a Making A Difference stamp set in it. They have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to various charities over the years.
This is a very simple card to make. I stamped each element in it and cut them out using the coordinating Home Together Dies. The house is So Saffron, the trees are Just Jade and the car is Misty Moonlight. I had to make the car blue because the first car I ever owned was a dark blue Volkswagon Bug. I loved this car until I moved to the North Country. Volkswagons were not known for their heating system and in the winter I had to cover my legs with a blanket and hold an ice scrapper to keep the windshield clear of ice. Needless to say, I traded my Bug in for a car that had heat before the next winter. It was a little too chilly for me!
The sentiment is from the stamp set called Country Home. This set is in the 2020/2021 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.